Biological activity of extracts from Cupressus lusitanica cell culture

Takashi Yamaguchi, Koki Fujita, Kokki Sakai

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Abstract

Ethyl acetate extracts of Cupressus lusitanica suspension cell cultures were examined for their biological activities (viz., tyrosinase inhibitory, antioxidant, and antimicrobial activities). The extract from elicitor-treated cells showed all of the biological activities, whereas the extract from cultures without elicitor was not bioactive to a discernible extent. The biological activities shown by the cell culture extracts were almost solely accounted for by β-thujaplicin contained in the extracts. These results suggest that the ethyl acetate extract of C. lusitanica cells treated with the elicitor is a valuable bioactive source without isolation or purification of β-thujaplicin.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)170-173
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Wood Science
Volume45
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biomaterials

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